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A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.
Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
    • Ariela Rozman, Vice Chair
  • Directors

    • K. Percy Ballah
    • William Buck
    • John Motley
    • Valerie Rockefeller
    • Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon
    • Kathy Hamel
    • Reshma Singh

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Rajeev Lakra, Chair
    • Michael Strambler, Vice Chair
    • Dewey Loselle, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Dick Kalt
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • RoAnne Thomas
  • 2023-24 AF Bridgeport Board Meeting Schedule

  • 2023-24 AF Bridgeport Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Thursday, August 31, at 2:30 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Wednesday, October 11, at 4:30 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Wednesday, November 29, at 4:00 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint HS Committee meets on Zoom
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Officers

      • Romy Coquillette, Chair
      • Christopher Lynch, Treasurer
      • Akeem Frett, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jon Atkeson
    • Tamika Bradley
    • Paul Cabana
    • Desiree Dalton
    • Anup Menon
    • Kevin Miquelon
    • David Pollak
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Brandon Sorlie
    • Josh Vidro
    • Shawn Warren
    • Warren Young
  • 2023-24 AF Brooklyn Board Meeting Schedule

    • Special Meeting, Thursday, August 31, 2023, 8:30 am /Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 6:00 pm /Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 6:00 pm /Zoom meeting
      agenda | no minutes due to no quorum | no recording due to no quorum
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 6:00 pm /Zoom meeting +TFA, 25 Broadway, 12th floor – GC Room
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting +TFA, 25 Broadway, 12th floor – GC Room
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:00 pm /Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 6:00 pm /Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Summer Board Retreat, Wednesday, July 17, 2024, Time TBD
  • 2021-22 AF Brooklyn Board Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Erwin Hurst, Sr, Chair
    • Francoise Deristel-Leger, Vice Chair
    • Victor de la Paz, Treasurer
    • Surbhi Patel, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Charon Smalls
  • 2023-24 AF Hartford Academy Board Meeting Schedule

    • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, December 14, 2023/ AF Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2024/ Zoom meeting – CANCELLED
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, April 23, 2024/ Zoom meeting –  Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2023-24 AF Hartford Academy Committee Meeting Schedule

    • AF Hartford Joint HS Committee meets on Zoom
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Wednesday, October 4, at 12:30 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Thursday, November 4, at 12:45 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Brett Smiley, Chair
    • Maryellen Butke, Vice Chair
    • James Wiley, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
    • Macky McCleary
    • Jo-Ann Schofield
  • 2023-24 AF Rhode Island Board Meeting Schedule

    • Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting + Sprout Coworking Space (Annex Training Room) – 166 Valley St Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909
      agenda | minutes|recording
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2023, at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting + 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Friday, January 26, 2024, at 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting + 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
      agenda| minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2023-24 AF Rhode Island Committee Meeting Schedule

  • 2022-23 AF Rhode Island Board Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, August 29, 2022, at 4:00 pm / Sprout Coworking + Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, September 26, 2022, at 5:30 pm / Venue TBD and Zoom
      agenda | canceled due to lack of quorum
    • Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5:30 pm / Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm / Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street – Room 305, 3rd Floor / Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Treasurer Call, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 11:30 am / Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, April 10, 2023, at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting + Sprout Coworking Space (Annex Training Room) – 166 Valley St Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, June 5, 2023 Board Meeting postponed – Date TBD
    • Special Meeting, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 5:00pm / Zoom meeting + Sprout Coworking Space (Annex Training Room) – 166 Valley St Building 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2022-23 AF Rhode Island Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
    • Personnel Committee meets on Zoom
  • Committee Meetings

  • Treasurer’s Call

    • Monday, May 16, 2022, 11:00 am
    • agenda | no Committee quorum, no a public meeting
  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Lorraine Gibbons, Chair
  • Directors

    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Patricia B. Sweet
    • Shannelle Whyte
    • Yashira Zwisler
    • Linda Darkwah
    • Zihan Su
  • 2023-24 Amistad Academy Board Meeting Schedule

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 5:30 pm /Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, December 14, 2023/ AF Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2024/ Zoom meeting – CANCELLED
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, April 9, 2024/ Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2023-24 Amistad Academy Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Amistad Academy Joint HS Committee meets on Zoom
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Wednesday, October 11, at 4:30 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Thursday, November 30, at 10:45 AM
        agenda | minutes | recording
    •  Personnel Committee Meets on Zoom
  • 2022-23 Amistad Academy Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee, Personnel Sub-Committee
      Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 9:00 am / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Monday, November 14, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Amistad Academy Finance Committee Meeting
      Thursday, March 2, 2023, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Personnel Committee
      Monday, March 27, 2023, 11:00 am / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Monday, May 22, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
    • Stephanie Ma, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Prish Pierce
    • LaVonta Bryant
    • Shashank Ghiria
  • 2023-24 Elm City College Preparatory Board Meeting Schedule

    • Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, December 14, 2023/ AF Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
      agenda | minutes| recording
    • Tuesday, February 13, 2024/ Zoom meeting – CANCELLED
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, April 25, 2024/ Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2023-24 Elm City College Preparatory Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Amistad Academy Joint HS Committee meets on Zoom
    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Wednesday, October 4, at 1:30 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Wednesday, November 29, at 2:00 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
    • Personnel Committee meets on Zoom
  • 2022-23 Elm City College Preparatory Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Wednesday, September 21, at 1:00 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Wednesday, November 22
        agenda | no quorum – public meeting cancelled
      • Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 AM
        agenda | minutes | recording
    • Personnel Committee meets on Zoom
  • 2021-22 Elm City College Preparatory Personnel Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.